I was bored at work yesterday afternoon and decided to see if I could answer the question, “which is the most popular UK predator?” There’s no denying that interest in predator fishing, especially lure fishing is exploding in the UK right now, but which predators really interest anglers the most? Read more
Arguably the Bass is the nations favourite fish to target with lures. With this cagey adversary, LRF tackle and techniques can offer an advantage in terms of stealth and subtlety. Find a shoal of even smallish Bass and expect a huge amount of fun catching them on lightly fished soft-plastics and metals. Make sure you’ve set your drag correctly!
Drove down to Portsmouth last night to catch up with Dan and Chris. Would have been rude not to do a little Night Game.
Rainy night but wind was much lower than forecast. Fairly pleasant. 6 species in total. Bonus was a little Bass that beat the Pollack to a white Aqua Straight OTD.
As ever, find floodlights for the most fun.
After entering the Species Hunt competition for the first time last year, I’d managed to pass on my enthusiasm for the event to mates, Dan and Chris. Estelle enjoyed last year, even as a non-fisher, and was along for the ride again too. So with a rough plan built around the far from perfect forecast, and the two productive marks I’d garnered last year, we all met up in deepest, darkest Cornwall. Exciting! Read more
It’s all too rare to get a day fishing with both the weather AND the fish. What a cracking day! This thin, but very welcome Bass took a Spro Mini Bucktail Jig skipped across a sandy ledge. An ultralight approach proving that clear, bright conditions aren’t so tough after all. 4lb fluorocarbon leader. 7g rod. Great fun.
Chasing small Bass on an incoming tide in 3 inches of water. Good fun on appropriate tackle.